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Are you a beginner who is just starting to learn how to sew? There is nothing that is more of a dead giveaway than an uneven topstitch. Luckily, you don’t need to rack up years of sewing experience in order to get this right. Here are our tips for making topstitching straight every time:
Top stitches are extremely visible and can make or break the end result of a garment. Knowing this, many beginners start to feel nervous and tense up, even if they have come close to mastering the art of sewing a straight line! Try to relax and take your time. You’re much more likely to achieve a near-perfect topstitch this way.
Use the Right Equipment
Not only will you need the right sewing equipment and sewing machine, but you will also need to pay attention to the smaller details, such as which needles and thread you are using. Thread that has been specifically made for topstitching will obviously make it easier to achieve a straight line. Also always remember to use needles specifically made for your sewing machine.
Know How to Fix Mistakes
If you are trying to rectify an error, especially if in the middle of a seam, it is always best to pull the thread tails to the ‘wrong’ side. This generally results in a much better blending effect. If you snip them on the other side, there may be evidence of your mistake in the form of ‘hairy’ stitches.